July 30, 2009
601 E. Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20049
Since AARP does not provide an e-mail address on its site, I have chosen to write to the U.S. Post Office address as given for its Washington, D.C. office.
AARP needs to know that many of the seniors my wife and I have talked with feel totally disenfranchised by their membership in AAPR, saying the AARP looks more like an arm of the Democrat Party. As a member of AARP, I am furious at the AARP tricking older Americans into believing its organization is about protecting older Americans, no matter their ideology.
I wonder how many older Americans remember Harry Belafonte being given the AARP 2006 Man of the Year Award on the AARP’s membership dime, a man who had said our America’s Homeland Security was run by Hitler-like SS Storm Troopers. I bet he wouldn’t say that about Obama’s Homeland Security today, one that had a document leaked that was sent to law enforcement, which referred to conservatives and vets returning from war as potential terrorists.
It was also Belafonte, as a UN representative for the world’s children, who failed to recognize the sacrifice of Afghan schoolmaster Malim Abdul Habib, a family man who used freedom given to him by America so he could help educate over 1,200 Afghan children.
Because the school included girls, Malim had been threatened by the Taliban to stop educating them. But he wouldn’t. The Taliban then later came to his home and beheaded him in front of his wife and eight children.
Yet your good old AARP Man of the Year never thought of giving this Afghan hero an award for trying to educate Afghan teenage girls. Do you know why? Because Harry would have had to recognize the freedom this country gave to other human beings overseas, including Afghan girls. We don’t even know what happened to Malim’s family. Does the AARP even care, since it thought so much of its Man of the Year?
I have noticed over several years now that the AARP Magazine has continued to focus on stories about progressive Americans, such as Belafonte, so many that I have lost count, my seeing Bruce Springsteen on its site today (July 29. 2009).
If you recall, it was Belafonte who was touting the wonderful UN’s Oil for Food program. But his obvious delight with the progressive agenda at the UN buried the real story, which was exposed only after America’s brave soldiers had found paperwork in Iraq along with buildings filled with truck loads of the UN’s money, America’s money.
The Iraq leader had taken the UN’s Oil for Food funds for himself and his vile sons, virtually none of the money going to Iraqi women and children for “food” as Belafonte had believed. What a joke it was. If Americans had depended on Harry, the program would still be going on.
If you remember the sons enjoyed raping married Iraqi women and then sending the tapes to their husbands. Yet Belafonte in 2006 was a hit with AARP’s liberal senior management that supports the Democrat Party hands down!
Now morph to the AARP July-August 2009 propaganda Bulletin that showed up in my mailbox, my seeing on page 11 someone’s bandaged arm in the air giving the OK sign for seniors to agree to the Health Care Program Democrats tried to stop seniors from reading. Need a vomit bag yet?
(Note the photo below is missing from AARP's online summary of their July-August Bulletin. The is important for without reading the article, a senior would get the message the AARP just loves the Obama Health Care Bill!)
While using a huge OK hand sign, (actual photo captured on the left), that AARP wanted members to see in their bulletin article to fall in love with Obama’s Health Care Bill, AARP somehow forgot to add the real stories that affect seniors. The following new information proves the bill was anything but OK. AARP needs to be ashamed, trying to fool America’s senior citizens, our most vulnerable population.
The article below shows what the AARP doesn’t want seniors to read. It’s titled Useless Eaters, July 26, 2009, from The American Thinker. See what you think about the bill after reading the following:
Section 1233 of HR 3200, the healthcare reform measure under consideration, mandates"Advance Care Planning Consultation."
Under the proposal, all senior citizens receiving government medical care would be required to undergo these counseling sessions every five years.
Further reading of the law reveals that these sessions are nothing more than a not-so-veiled attempt to convince the elderly to forego treatment. HR 3200 calls outright for these compulsory consultations to recommend "palliative care and hospice." These are typically administered in the place of treatment intended to prolong life, and instead focus on pain relief until death. These are, of course, reasonable and beneficial options for terminally ill patients and their families.
But this legislation doesn't stop there. Section 1233 requires "an explanation by the practitioner of the continuum of end-of-life services and supports available, including palliative care and hospice, and benefits for such services and supports that are available under this title."
But, under the terms of the section, the federal government can compel more frequent end-of-life sessions if it declares a "significant change" in the health of the Medicare recipient, a change that the bill does not confine to fatal illness, but which encompasses broad and abstract conditions described as "chronic," "progressive," or "life-limiting." The bill even empowers physicians to make an "actionable medical order" to "limit some or all specified interventions..." In effect, the government can determine that a "life-limiting" condition demands the withholding of treatment.
Wow! Again, American seniors need to ask, “Why was this important information missing from AARP’s pages?”
But it doesn’t end there. Not by a long shot. Seniors will need to also ask why did the AARP fail to mention that Rahm Emanuel’s brother, who is a physician, is one of Obama’s medical advisors.
The New York Post reported in its July 24, 2009, article titled, Deadly Doctors, the following on the good doctor Obama had picked to represent your needs in Obama’s Health Care Bill:
Savings, he [Emanuel] writes, will require changing how doctors think about their patients: Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath too seriously, "as an imperative to do everything for the patient regardless of the cost or effects on others" (Journal of the American Medical Association, June 18, 2008).
Yes, that's what patients want their doctors to do. But Emanuel wants doctors to look beyond the needs of their patients and consider social justice, such as whether the money could be better spent on somebody else. Many doctors are horrified by this notion; they'll tell you that a doctor's job is to achieve social justice one patient at a time.
Emanuel, however, believes that "communitarianism" should guide decisions on who gets care. He says medical care should be reserved for the non-disabled, not given to those "who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens . . . An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia" (Hastings Center Report, Nov.-Dec. '96).
Why wasn’t AARP advising members of the frightening Social Justice term "communitarianism” and its deadly meaning to older AARP members? Because AARP must see its members as useless children, just like the Democrat Party sees the American people as useless children in not allowing them to read this hideous bill in the first place. Now you know why Obama and the AARP didn’t want you to read . . . why Obama was saying this bill must be passed and it must be passed NOW!
Finally, AARP totally leaves out that the Democrat’s Health Care Bill also wants to add illegal aliens to receive health care, their count last estimated to be around 12-million. Did AARP advise its paying membership that if there are illegal near their home some seniors may be waiting in line after illegal families to get to their own doctor?
Here is an article from NumbersUSA July 29, 2009, article titled, Debate over Health Care to Illegal Aliens will continue after August Recess:
NumbersUSA takes no stance on the bill itself, but does oppose the extension of health care benefits to illegal aliens.
"The proposed health care scheme could force the American people to pay for the health care of illegal immigrants," said House Judiciary ranking member Lamar Smith (R-Texas) in a Congress Daily update.
I also was amazed to see that the AARP had put up a link to a national map on its Web site, bragging how many members had signed up to support Obama’s Health Care Plan. But what is sad about this map is that it really represents AARP members who don’t know about all the radical information in Obama’s Health Care Bill. So the map really represents those AARP members who have been kept in the dark by AARP. Count them. They’re in tens-of-thousands!
I believe in reviewing all this information that no American should even consider accepting Obama’s “you’ve got to pass it now” Health Care Bill until ALL members of the House and Senate agree that they will drop their health care and be part of what they are voting on for the people, which should also include ALL federal employees.
CNS News on July 9, 2009, in an article titled, Congressmen Who Vote for Government-Run Health Care Agency Should Be Its First Customers, reported that Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) has introduced a bill that urges members of Congress who vote to create a government-run health insurance agency to give up their own comprehensive health insurance plans to join the new the public option they advocate for others.
The bill, H. Res. 615, says members of Congress who vote for a government-run health care bureau should become the inaugural customers of government-run health-care.
“That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that Members who vote in favor of the establishment of a public, federal government run health insurance option are urged to forgo their right to participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and agree to enroll under that public option,” the resolution reads.
Fleming said he offered the non-binding resolution after he found out that under both the House and Senate proposals, members of Congress and other federal government employees will not have to participate in the planned health insurance exchanges for at least five years.
After five years, they still do not have to participate in the exchanges if they do not want to, while every other American must have a plan that conforms to the government’s rules, Fleming added.
“It’ll be at least five years after passage until a congressperson can – at least – opt in to the [government] system, and then it doesn’t force them to do that – it just allows them to do that,” Fleming told CNSNews.com.
“I think that the job of a congressman is to represent his people,” he said. “How can you honestly represent your people when you’re not dealing with the same problems and issues and decision-making that others do?”
Fleming said his bill would address the public perception that Congress doesn’t like to play by its own rules, exempting itself from the downsides of the “reforms” it says we all need.
“I think there is a very deep sense in the electorate, which I think is accurate, that Congress tends to exempt itself from the very policies that it creates,” said Fleming. “You have to believe that if Congress exempts itself or has an option that doesn’t force members into the same kind of plans [the public is required to have], then it’s, again, ‘What’s good for the goose is not necessarily what’s good for the gander’.”
Finally, I need to ask what happened to AARP’s fighting for seniors for Obama to return to his campain promise to reduce taxes for senior citizens making less than $50,000? Where did that go as an agenda for America’s largest so-called supporting senior’s organization? What happened to the fight for the AARP’s membership to save seniors thousands of dollars? Well you know where it went now, don’t you? Into the tank on behalf of AARP’s management obeying the talking points of the Democrat Party.
I want to remind you of the suggestion I have for all my friends who will be receiving a copy of this letter to the AARP, which I am also posting online.
Since it is now obvious that the AARP is an arm of the Democrat Party, a sort of water boy providing propaganda to senior citizens across America who had previously entrusted the AARP to represent them, I have the following suggestion to the management of the AARP.
Let the Democrat Party now pay ALL the AARP membership dues for senior citizens across the United States, so when a senior joins it will be for free! Then the AARP can tell its members that the AARP really does represent an arm of the Democrat Party, and that their membership has been paid by these politicians as a thank you for joining one of their best far-left supporters.
But that hasn’t happened, so great job AARP in conning the aged in America! I don’t think any other organization could have done it any better except for maybe ACORN. And don’t forget to tell Obama, “You owe seniors a tax break. You promised one to get their votes. Now deliver, Mr. Community Organizer!”
We’ll be waiting.
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